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Old 08-02-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Equalizer Chains

Just ran into another, oh jeez!

Getting ready to hook up for a five-day trip. Was checking everything out this afternoon doing some cleaning and a little rattle bomb paint of stinger, etc.
Looked at my equalizer bars and thought, NOT GOOD. The first link after the half-link welded to the bar was worn half way through. Took them to a welder to have him weld new chain on and he said not worth the $$$ and he could just build up the worn link and grind as his father had done. Am I living on borrowed time? Granted he did a great job and told me to just drop some money in the the jar in the office.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Inspect it after your trip and I'm sure it will show no wear. I've done things like this before with my welder and never had a problem.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:54 AM   #3
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If done right probably stronger than original. Good welder can do a lot of things. Wouldn't worry about it just inspected after your trip. Probably no real wear.
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